Non-Governmental Organization, DUNK- Developing Unity Nurturing Knowledge female football club is set to play the very second football tournament.
The tournament dubbed ’Beyond the Goal Post Tournament 2’ would be played between DUNK-FC and LOVELY KIDS SCHOOL on the 21st of March 2020 at DUNK’S new girls’ centre in Dansoman beach road.
The game aims at strengthening a bond of partnership between DUNK and the communities they operate in, while promoting girls from under severed communities’ participations in DUNK’s activities.
In attendance of the august event are the local chiefs, head of schools, community developers, parents among others.
Meanwhile, the game is said to be played by three main teams, the Under 11 teams, the Under 12 teams and the Under 16 teams and educative gender workshops would therefore be facilitated for all players before each game by professional facilitators from NGO Act for Change.
The Non-Governmental Organization DUNK, which has been in existence for a little over a decade now actively empowers young Ghanaians and increases their civil society participation through education, youth led street sports and vocational trainings at their 3 main centres located in Nima, Jmaestown and Dansoman.
Unlike the mixed gender centres at Nima and Jamestown that have been actively running for longer period of years, the Dansoman girls centre was launched in October 2019 with the French Embassy to create a safer transformative change for 80 young girls between the ages of 8 and 16 years through education and sports to aid these girls become agents of change in their various communities.
The girls centre which runs from Thursdays to Saturdays have different after school support activities at the library which includes literacy skills, the gender and sexual health workshops, the debating club, the mentorship workshops, the dance workshops, and the art and craft workshops.
Aside activities run at the library to aid these young girls in all aspects of their lives whiles growing up in harsh communities, there is also a pitch where coaches train them in fun football activities in other to push the agenda on gender equality and the right to play and have access to play grounds.
All projects run at DUNK contributes to 4 main Sustainable Development Goals.
SDG 3 – Good health and well being, SDG 5 – Gender equality, SDG 6 – Clean water and sanitation and SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities.
With the help of the NGOs website www.dunkgrassroots.org and their social media platforms, DUNK-Developing Unity Nurturing Knowledge on facebook and dunkgrassroots_gh on instagram, DUNK is known to be on the top notch when it comes to addressing fans and followers with pictures and videos of activities they run, monthly news letters and many more.
BY – HAJARATU AYUBA.
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